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The American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982

The American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982 collection includes 2,024 reel-to-reel tapes and 2,024 WAV files preserved as part of the Pacifica Radio Archives’ 2013-2016 “American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982” (“American Women”) preservation project. The recordings were selected as an “artificial collection” to document the Women’s movement and second-wave feminism as it was broadcast on the Pacifica network. The collection also includes recordings that, though they we...



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The fifth in a series of six episodes on important women in American history presented by historian Gerda Lerner. Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony, founders of the National Woman Suffrage Association. With this lecture, Lerner attempts to expose the suffragists as human beings rather than symbols, and to put into context the work that they did and the sacrifices they made for solving women's problems.
Topics: Anthony, Susan B. (Susan Brownell), 1820-1906, Stanton, Elizabeth Cady, 1815-1902, Suffrage --...
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Part one is "Three Women" - a verse play for radio by Sylvia Plath (self contained). Judith Binder as the wife, Ann Bernstein as the secretary, and Rachelle Towers as the girl. Part 2 is some reflections on childbirth from the Judy Knupe, Alice Abarbanel and Stephanie Mines. This program was produced by the Unlearning to Not Speak Collective.
Topics: Radio plays., Plath, Sylvia, Three women : a verse play for radio / by Sylvia Plath., American...
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Reading of Virginia Woolf's short story "Street Haunting: A London Adventure." Read by Vivian Schaeffer. No intro or outro. Tape ends "from all the treasures of the city, a lead pencil."
Topics: Woolf, Virginia, 1882-1941., Radio programs -- Fiction., Literary readings (Radio programs),...
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Author and novelist Anaïs Nin (1903-1977) reads her prose poem "House of Incest."
Topics: Poetry., Nin, Anaïs, 1903-1977, American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982
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Pulitzer Prize-winning author Alice Walker (1944 - ) reads her short story "Roselily" (written ca. 1967). Walker then talks with KPFA's Ginny Z. Berson about the story, how she wrote it about her first marriage to a civil rights attorney and how it questions the dominance of Christianity over all religions in the US. The story was dropped from a 10th grade English test by California state educators based on complaints from Christian conservatives in early 1994. The Traditional Values...
Topics: American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982, Walker, Alice, 1944-, African American women...
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The writer Audre Lorde (1934 - 1992) describes her experiences growing up as a Black lesbian in New York City in the 1950s, touching on subjects such as frequenting gay and lesbian bars in the Greenwich Village and communal-style living experiments. She reads excerpts from her book, Zami: A new spelling of my name: a biomythography (Persephone Press, 1982). Recorded at Hunter College in New York. Produced by Helene Rosenbluth.
Topics: Rosenbluth, Helene, African American women authors, Women, Black -- Personal narratives., Lesbians...
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Dolores Huerta, Vice President of the United Farm Workers Organizing Committee discusses the Delano grape strike, racial discrimination, and farm work with WBAI's Maria Huffman. She describes the exploitative conditions of California farm workers, the lack of recourse available to non-unionized underpaid agricultural laborers, and how the UFW was able to secure union contracts with local grape farms and vineyards.
Topics: Huffman, Maria., Labor leaders., Strikes -- Delano (Calif.)., American Women Making History and...
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KPFK's Everett Frost, Director of Theater and Literature, moderates a panel of men who discuss feminism and the feminist perspective about men. The men on the panel are Bob Kruger; Jeremy Shapiro, a professor at California Institute of the Arts and part of the Center for the Study of Technological Response, and author of the essay "Men's Liberation"; and Lee Christie of Wells-Christie Associates. They discuss the importance of feminist struggles to men; how they respond—or fail to...
Topics: Feminism, Sex role, Gender roles, Live radio, American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982
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Judy Grahn on menstruation, mixed with music by Elisabeth Waldo. Writer Judy Grahn reads her article "From Sacred Blood to the Curse and Beyond" published in the anthology "," edited by Charlene Spretnak (Harper and Row, 1982). Produced by Karla Tonella. Needs intro. Contains sensitive language.
Topics: Grahn, Judy, 1940-, Menstruation (in religion, folklore, etc.)., American Women Making History and...
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Alice Walker reads her short story "Fame" from her book of short stories, "You Can't Keep a Good Woman Down," at the San Francisco Women's Building on May 23, 1981. Susanne Lee and Karla Tonella recorded the reading. Walker is the author of three books of poetry: "Once" (1968), "Revolutionary Petunias and other Poems" (1973), "Good night, Willie Lee, I'll see you in the morning" (1979). She also edited an anthology of the work of Black...
Topics: American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982, Walker, Alice, 1944-, Tonella, Karla.,...
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Herb Lambright, writer and photographer, and Florynce "Flo" Kennedy, attorney and director of Media Workshop, discuss the origins of Harlem and its illegal absorption into New York City. Both guests argue that Harlem is a township, not part of New York City, and should therefore be granted the right to self-determination. They further assert that historians have known about this illegal absorption and have covered it up for years.
Topics: Lambright, Herb., Lindsey, Kay, Blacks -- Social conditions., Kennedy, Florynce, 1916-2000,...
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This episode of the series Lesbian sisters includes 1.--Conversation between women artists: writer Alice Bloch, painter Joy Franklin, filmmaker Jan Oxenberg, poet [L.J.]? Tessier, weaver and sculptor Jackie Weller. 2.--Evan Paxton reads a short story. Features songs by Judy Collins, Cris Williamson, Meg Christian and Laura Nyro. Produced by Evan Paxton. Women artists segment engineered by Margot McFedries, remainder of program engineered by Wendy Sisson.
Topics: Oxenberg, Jan, Women artists, Lesbians -- Personal narratives, Lesbians -- Songs and music,...
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Actresses Sondra Lowell, Jay MacIntosh, Juliana McCarthy, Constance Pfeiffer, Judith Roberts, Joanne Strauss, and Sherry Tyler read examples of the work of writer and poet Sylvia Plath (1932 - 1963), who committed suicide at age 30. Actress Dorothy Dells reads the profile by Elizabeth Hardwick from the New York Review of Books which includes an analysis of the prose and poetry of Plath. Produced and directed by Constance Pfeiffer.
Topics: Poetry., Women authors, Hardwick, Elizabeth., American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982,...
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Listening Post: Highlights from the "Black Women and Liberation Movements" Conference, sponsored by Howard University's Institute for the Arts and Humanities, November 8, 1979. Speaker on this reel, Frances Beal, tells of her first teacher and about the history of the SNCC and SCLC. This is reel 2 of 2, reel 1 is missing.
Topics: Beal, Frances, 1940-, American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982, African American Women
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Author Anaïs Nin (1903-1977) talks with KPFK's Frank Roberts and reads excerpts from the book of letters to her from Henry Miller, recently published by Putnam, and from her diaries, now being readied for publication.
Topics: Nin, Anaïs, 1903-1977, Women authors, Authorship., Roberts, Francis., American Women Making...
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Author Elizabeth Bowen (1899-1973) talks with David Watmough, discussing her writings and opinions. Bowen was born in Dublin in 1899, and her first short stories were written when she was 20. Her publications include The Hotel (1927); Friends And Relations (1931); To The North (1932); The House In Paris (1935); The Heat Of The Day (1949); A World Of Love (1955).
Topics: Bowen, Elizabeth, 1899-1973, Women authors, American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982
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New York Congresswoman, feminist and Presidential candidate Shirley Chisholm (1924 - 2005) speaks on discontent among minorities, and notes that women are the key factor in the coalition of the powerless that must form to take power in the United States. This speech, titled "Women in Politics: Why Not?", was given on January 11, 1972 at Mills College in Oakland. Self-contained, no intro or outro.
Topics: Elections -- United States -- 1972., Chisholm, Shirley, 1924-2005, American Women Making History...
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Live performance by blues singer Alberta Hunter (1895 - 1984) recorded at The Cookery in NYC on October 26, 1977. Program is on three reels; reels 1 and 2 are not currently held by PRA. Reel 3 features Hunter performing "By and By," "Nobody Knows You When You're Down and Out," "My Castle's Rockin'," and "Handy Man." Also includes an interview with Alberta Hunter and friend Chris Albertson. Engineered by David Marx. Produced by Natasha Friar and Ralph...
Topics: American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982, Hunter, Alberta, Women blues musicians
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Helene Rosenbluth talks with two women, Amanda and Jane, from Melbourne, Australia about the conditions for lesbians in their country: access to employment, the social and political life of lesbians vis-a-vis gay men in Australia, and the history of anti-gay laws in the country. Part two of this recording contains a discussion with women in Japan about what it's like to be a lesbian there. The Japanese women interviewed are not identified. Recorded in 1976 when Holly Near, Amy Horowitz, and...
Topics: Lesbians -- Australia -- Social conditions, Across the seas : lesbianism in Australia and Japan /...
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Charles Amirkhanian interviews timpanist Elayne Jones. She discusses her career, the problems of Blacks in American symphonies, and the influence of Black African music on Western European music. Includes excerpts of performances (Elayne Jones plays timpani on all of these selections). Tchaikovsky "1812 Overture"- Morton Gould, RCA Symphony Orch. Douglas Moore "Ballad of Baby Doe" (Overture and beginning of Act I) - Beverly Sills, Soprano. Reinhold Gliere "Red Poppy...
Topics: Jones, Elayne, Timpanists, Women musicians., American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982,...
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On June 29, 1972, Angela Davis, along with a number of entertainers, appeared at New York City's Madison Square Garden in a benefit for the Angela Davis Defense Fund. This program includes her speech on the need for Black activism and the advantages of socialism, as well as interviews with people attending the show, organizers of the program, and members of the National Renaissance Party, who protested the event. Produced by David Rapkin and Miriam Rosen for WBAI. The other speakers and...
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Topics: Davis, Angela Y. (Angela Yvonne), 1944-, Blacks -- Political activity., Socialism -- United...
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Jack Rosenberg talks with Barbara Cady about his how-to book, "Total Orgasm." The book, a series of exercises to perform alone or with a partner, is designed to promote sensitivity, sensuality and sexuality. Contains sensitive material.
Topics: Rosenberg, Jack Lee, 1932-, Sex instruction, American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982
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William Mandel and his wife conduct an interview in English with Dr. Lily Golden-Hanga, a Black Russian woman, born in Soviet Central Asia of United States parentage. Dr. Golden-Hanga was married to the first premier of Zanzibar, who was later killed in a coup in his country. Dr. Golden-Hanga did her Ph.D. in Moscow on the history of African music, and she was previously a tennis champ of Uzbekistan. She also discusses her attitude toward the use of the term "Black" to denote people...
Topics: Golden, Lily, 1934-, Women -- Soviet Union., Blacks -- Soviet Union., Education, Higher -- Soviet...
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In this 5 part program, Karen Lindsey reads Professor Ivan Morris' translation of "The Pillow Book," (1967) a book of observations and musings recorded by Sei Shōnagon during her time as court lady to Empress Consort Teishi (定子) during the 990s and early 11th century in Heian Japan. In Part 1, Ms. Linsey interviews Professor Donald Keene, the leading expert on and translator of Japanese literature in America. They discuss how at this period of time, women created many of the most...
Topics: Sei Shonagan, ca. 967., Radio programs -- Fiction., Pillow book / by Sei Shonagan, read by Karen...
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Speech by Shirley Chisholm of New York, the nation's first Black Congresswoman, on racial tensions in large cities. Chisholm calls racism the "bugaboo of America" and calls for immediate action to attack racism at its roots. Her lecture was delivered at UC Berkeley on January 11, 1970.
Topics: Chisholm, Shirley, 1924-2005, City and town life -- United States., American Women Making History...
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Women-loving poems by poet Judy Grahn (1940 - ), including She Who and The Common Women series. Also Edward the Dyke, a short story based on real experiences, in which a woman confused and ambivalent about lesbianism is confronted by her head-shrinker and his battery of pseudo-therapeutic analyses and methods. Judy is a radical lesbian, but women (and quite a few men) have found her work exciting. The dynamic quality of her writing and its subjects is even more apparent in readings such as this...
Topics: Poetry, Modern., Lesbians -- Poetry, Grahn, Judy, 1940-, American Women Making History and Culture:...
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Four women singer-songwriters in concert live at the first New York Women's Music Festival. In order of appearance: Lou Crimmons, Casse Culver, Alix Dobkin and Meg Christian. Recorded on February 14 and 15, 1975 at Barnard College. Produced by Margaret Mercer and Ceil Muller. Contains sensitive language.
Topics: Crimmons, Lou., Culver, Casse., Dobkin, Alix., Christian, Meg, Women's music, Women singers,...
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Aircheck from the live performance and broadcast of Survival Sunday, a "no nukes" rally held at the Hollywood Bowl on June 10, 1979. The event was also referred to as Survival Sunday II, as it was held a year after the first Survival Sunday antinuclear rally in Los Angeles. Reels 2, 3, 4, and 5 were preserved as part of the American Women project. Reels 1 and 6 were digitized in house at Pacifica.Reel 1: Opening- host Anita Frankel gives rundown of schedule for the rally; interviews...
Topics: Protests, demonstrations, vigils, etc. -- Los Angeles -- 1979., Survival Sunday, 1979, Antinuclear...
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Lily Greenham (1924-2001) has made her reputation all over Europe as one of the most effective performers of sound poetry in live performance (as opposed to tape-recorded) situation. With a solid background in music (the Vienna Academy), a knowledge of eight languages, and a hard-headed women's rights lifestyle, she is a frequent attraction at international exhibitions. Tonight you'll hear her discuss her career with Carol and Charles Amirkhanian and deliver a number of her works as well as...
Topics: Greenham, Lily., Women poets, Concrete poetry., American Women Making History and Culture:...
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An interview with Robin Tyler by Denise Wagner. She talks about her background, how she got started as a stand-up comic, and some of their political views. With generous sprinklings of excerpts from Robin's new album on Olivia Records, "Always a Bridesmaid, Never a Groom." Recorded June 16, 1979. Notes on label: "References to Dan White, gas lines, rent control, Diane Feinstein. Very entertaining."
Topics: Tyler, Robin., Comedians., Women entertainers., Always a bridesmaid, never a groom, American Women...
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Richard Lamparski interviews burlesque dancer and actress Sally Rand (1904 - 1979). Rand, nicknamed "Her Sexcellency," was most famous for her ostrich feather fan dance, which was credited with making the 1933 Chicago World's fair a financial success in the midst of the Great Depression. She talks about her days as a silent screen actress, circus performer and nightclub headliner.
Topics: American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982, Rand, Sally, 1904-1979, Lamparski, Richard.,...
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Part one is "Three Women" - a verse play for radio by Sylvia Plath (self contained). Judith Binder as the wife, Ann Bernstein as the secretary, and Rachelle Towers as the girl. Part 2 is some reflections on childbirth from the Judy Knupe, Alice Abarbanel and Stephanie Mines. This program was produced by the Unlearning to Not Speak Collective.
Topics: Radio plays., Plath, Sylvia, Three women : a verse play for radio / by Sylvia Plath., American...
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Guest is singer and songwriter Buffy Sainte-Marie (b. 1941). This recording includes interview and excerpts from her new album "Changing woman." Hosted by Pat Denslow and produced by Marcianne Miller. The "Focus on feminism" series has the following description in the KPFK Folios: A personal look at how the feminist movement affects the daily lives of women and men. What's happening and who's who in the Los Angeles feminist movement. Guests, comment, music, and selected...
Topics: Sainte-Marie, Buffy., Women -- Songs and music., Singers., Feminism, American Women Making History...
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Margo St. James (born September 12, 1937), a self-described prostitute and sex-positive feminist, founded the organization COYOTE (Call Off Your Old Tired Ethics), which advocates decriminalization of prostitution. In this recording she discusses her work with COYOTE with Jan Legnitto of KPFA. She discusses the one-sided laws concerning prostitution in the United States, whereby female prostitutes are punished for providing their services but their male customers are rarely criminalized. She...
Topics: St. James, Margo, Prostitution., Feminism, American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982,...
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Nancy Kramer speaks with Denise Fuchs, president of the National Organization for Women (NOW)-New York and Gail Gabler, organizer, on the recent defeat of the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) and on what comes next for the movement. Includes listener phone calls.
Topics: American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982, Equal Rights Amendment (Proposed)., Fuchs,...
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Judith Kass interviews film director Claude Goretta and actor Isabelle Huppert, the star of his film The Lacemaker. Huppert won the BAFTA Award for Most Promising Newcomer to Leading Film Roles in 1977 for her role in the film. They discuss the major themes of Goretta's films and Huppert describes their working process.
Topics: American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982, Goretta, Claude, Huppert, Isabelle, French...
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Richard Lamparski interviews Arlene DeMarco (1933-2013), a member of the singing group, the DeMarco Sisters. From the folio: "When the DeMarco Sisters were singing during the 1940's and 50's, she was the one in the center. Now she's the one who is far out. Heavy dishing here as Richard Lamparski mulls through the dirt contained in Arlene's new book 'Triangle'. Grandma Lamparski will wash out Richard's mouth with soap if she hears this one." Her new book is a fiction about a woman who...
Topics: DeMarco Sisters, Entertainers -- Personal narratives., American Women Making History and Culture:...
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Sybil Leek, journalist, writer and lecturer, and witch, meets the panel consisting of Geraldine Diepeveen, Michele Greenhill, and Tiger Slavik, housewives and apprentice witches. They discuss the ancient, pre-Christian occult religion of witchcraft, which involves acceptance of a power greater than one's self, and the idea of reincarnation. They discuss ceremonies, why the religion doesn't try to recruit more believers, common ground between witches and scientists, Sybil's book "Diary of a...
Topics: Occult sciences., Witchcraft., Leek, Sybil, American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982
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Alvaro Cardona-Hine introduces poet Rosella Pace, who reads from her own work. Her reading is interspersed with conversation between Pace and the host. Rosella Pace is from Minnesota, studied at University of Minnesota, and has been published in Poetry Review Tampa, Euphoria, and Monument.
Topics: Women writers, Pace, Rosella., Poetry., American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982
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The speaker this week on Five-College Forum, Carol Burris, a prominent lobbyist for women's rights and a legislative expert in the field, president of the Women's Lobby, a Washington, D.C. lobbying group, she's also coordinator of the NOW task force on the Equal Rights Amendment, and a member of the national and the D.C. women's political caucus. Speaking before members of the Western New England College community, Miss Burris takes a look at public policy-making and how it affects the lives of...
Topics: Women -- Legal status, laws, etc. -- United States., American Women Making History and Culture:...
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Viv Sutherland interviews Florence Rush, author of "Sexual abuse of children: the best kept secret." Contains phone calls. Produced by Sutherland.
Topics: Rush, Florence, 1918-2008, Child sexual abuse, American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982
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Kathie Sarachild is interviewed on KPFA's "Unlearning to not speak" program by Susan Elisabeth. Sarachild is a member of the Redstockings radical feminist group which has just published a "warning" that Gloria Steinem and MS Magazine (Steinem is editor) may be fronts for the CIA and powers that be to block progress on feminist issues such as the exploitation of women. Focus is on Steinem's political history since the 1960s and her association with the Independent Research...
Topics: American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982, Unlearning to Not Speak collective.,...
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A talk by Dr. Margaret Mead (1901 - 1978), noted author and anthropologist, on the shifts in culture brought about by sexual freedom, followed by a question-and-answer session. She discusses the term "sexual freedom" and its various meanings, talks about marriage in the American context, and probes the relationship between sex and marriage. Recorded in San Francisco on February 10, 1967 as part of the Forum on the Pill and the Puritan Ethic, which was sponsored by the Faculty Program...
Topics: Social change., Sex customs, American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982, Mead, Margaret,...
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Feminist poet Robin Morgan (b. 1941) reads "The Network Of The Imaginary Mother" from her new book, Lady of the Beasts. The poem is one five-part poem, "a Valentie to the Women's Studies audience" (from the folio). Hosted and produced by Viv Sutherland. Originally cataloged as IZ0421.
Topics: American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982, Morgan, Robin, 1941-, Feminist poetry
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Alice Toklas reading from The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas by Gertrude Stein and The Alice B. Toklas Cookbook. From the folio "It isn't really an autobiography, of course, because it was written by Gertrude Stein, which is known as too many ironies in the fire. This selection is taken from the Verve record (MGV-15017), and was loaned to KPFA by Campus Records, Berkeley." Contents include: The Garden at Bilignin, Haschich Fudge, Before I came to Paris, AND On first meeting with...
Topics: Toklas, Alice B., Stein, Gertrude, 1874-1946, Literature -- Women authors., Women authors, American...
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Charles Amirkhanian interviews timpanist Elayne Jones. She discusses her career, the problems of Blacks in American symphonies, and the influence of Black African music on Western European music. Includes excerpts of performances (Elayne Jones plays timpani on all of these selections). Tchaikovsky "1812 Overture"- Morton Gould, RCA Symphony Orch. Douglas Moore "Ballad of Baby Doe" (Overture and beginning of Act I) - Beverly Sills, Soprano. Reinhold Gliere "Red Poppy...
Topics: Jones, Elayne, Timpanists, Women musicians., American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982,...
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This is a recording of members of the Unlearning To Not Speak Collective reading excerpts from the book "Sister of the Road," by Bertha Thompson, published in 1937 and out of print at the time the program was created. Bertha told her story to Dr. Ben L. Reitman, who wrote the introduction. The book describes socialist camps, boarding houses, prostitution, and social change. Program was produced by the following members of the Unlearning To Not Speak Collective: Ellen Dubrowin, Robin...
Topics: Unlearning to Not Speak collective., Box-Car Bertha, Women authors, Tramps., Feminism and...
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Interview with Katherine Dunham, African-American choreographer and founder of the Katherine Dunham Dance Company on October 26, 1974 in East St. Louis, Illinois. Dunham is interviewed by Gloria Van Scott at Southern Illinois University. From 1939 to 1957, Dunham's dance group toured over 57 countries. Van Scott was at one time one of the dancers in Dunham's company. They discuss the influence of Dunham's work on dance and Dunham's own life and influences. Dunham describes her interest and...
Topics: American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982, Dunham, Katherine, African American women...
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Sabrina Sojourner hosts a discussion on the lesbian underground, or what it was like to be a lesbian before the feminist and gay liberation movement. Guests include Del Martin, author and Commissioner of the San Francisco Commission on the Status of Women; Phyllis Lyon, Commissioner for the Human Rights Commission in San Francisco; and Pat Bond, comedian who appeared in the film "Word Is Out." In addition to the discussion, a tape produced by Karla Tonella of interviews with lesbians...
Topics: Gay rights--United States, Women's rights -- United States -- History -- 20th century, Lyon,...
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Commentary series on Black issues. This episode focuses on Black political prisoners in New York City. Guests are Mrs. Marva Berry, wife of Lee Berry one of the Panther 21, currently in Bellevue Hospital; and Gerald Lefcourt, one of the lawyers for the Panther 21. Lee Berry was a Vietnam veteran, and an epileptic. He was arrested in his hospital bed on conspiracy charges and was in Bellevue Hospital, as a patient and a prisoner, at the time of this program. Hosted by Doloris Costello....
Topics: Blacks -- Politics and suffrage., Lefcourt, Gerald B., Black Panther Party, Berry, Lee, American...
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Humorous radio drama about a day in the life of a bicultural women in the United States. Funded by a grant from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and the Satellite Program Development Fund of National Public Radio. Cast: Elizabeth Pena. Written, adapted for radio, and directed by Dolores Prida, and performed by Elizabeth Pena. Produced by Adina Back and Felipe Gorostiza. Engineered by Joseph DePersia with thanks to Bob Standar and the Roxy Studios. Recorded at Roxy Studios in New York...
Topics: Pena, Elizabeth., Radio plays., Bilingual materials -- English/Spanish., Coser y cantar / by...
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Episode from August 20, 1982. Blanche Cook interviews poet, essayist and civil rights activist Audre Lorde (1934-1992). Lorde reads some selections from her new book Chosen Poems: Old and New (W.W. Norton, 1982).
Topics: American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982, Lorde, Audre, African American women authors,...
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What Have You Done For Me Lately? By Myrna Lamb. A one-act play performed by Anne Lippe and Wes Robinson at a U.C. Berkeley Female Liberation Meeting, October 6, 1971. The subject is abortion; the man, finding himself pregnant by the miracle of modern medicine, is forced to reconsider all the objections he used against legalized abortion as a Congressman.
Topics: Abortion -- Law and legislation., Women -- Legal status, laws, etc., Lamb, Myrna, American Women...
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Dolores C. Huerta (1930 - ), Vice President of the United Farm Workers and Director of Contract Negotiations, discusses the negotiations centering on the 1965 Delano grape strike with KPFA's Elsa Knight Thompson. They discuss the UFW's negotiations with the produce industry, as well as the state of the grape boycott.
Topics: Labor unions -- Farm workers -- California, Strikes -- Farm workers -- California., Huerta,...
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French-Cuban Author Anais Nin (1903-1977) and Rupert Pole read excerpts from her memoirs "The Diary of Anais Nin" which she began writing at the age of 11. She is also the author of "Cities of the Interior." The reading is introduced by KPFK's Frank Roberts. Roberts announces that "The Diary of Anais Nin" has recently been published by the Swallow Press in cooperation with Harcourt, Brace, and World, and the book is already in it's second edition. Based on this...
Topics: Nin, Anaïs, 1903-1977, Autobiography--Women authors, Roberts, Francis., American Women Making...
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Dolores Huerta, Vice President of the National Farm Workers AFL-CIO and Grape Boycott Coordinator, along with and activists Antonia Soledad, Venustiano Olguin, and Mark Silverman discuss the Grape Boycott. Interviewed by Nanette Rainone.
Topics: Huerta, Dolores, 1930-, Farm workers -- California., Strikes -- California., Labor unions -- Farm...
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Jamie Gillis, star of The Opening of Misty Beethoven and Through the Looking Glass, discusses his life as a porno film star. Interview conducted by and program produced by Verna Gillis.
Topics: Pornographic film industry, Gay pornographic films, American Women Making History and Culture:...
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The focus of Virginia Woolf's life was writing, and as she developed her art and gained recognition, she began to speak more and more directly to the issues of feminism. She turned to the problem of creative achievement in a society where any such efforts were looked down on by men. She recognized an inherent problem in culture which made it impossible for women to achieve artistic recognition was the economic dependency of women on men due to job discrimination, insufficient salaries and lack...
Topics: Women authors, A Room Of One's Own, Woolf, Virginia, 1882-1941., American Women Making History and...
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This is a radio play based on Edith Wharton’s short story "Roman Fever" about two middle-aged American mothers in Rome, worried about their children, themselves, and life. Adaptated for radio by Erik Bauerseld. Pat Franklyn plays Mrs. Slade; Shirley Medina plays Mrs. Ansley. Technical production by John Whiting.
Topics: Wharton, Edith, 1862-1937, Franklyn, Pat., Radio adaptations., Wharton, Edith, 1862-1937. Roman...
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The News: a KPFA aircheck from October 29, 1981 / produced by Aileen Alfandary and Mark Mericle. Broadcast: Berkeley: KPFA, October 29, 1981. Stories reported: United States economy plunge; President Reagan's approval rating; Professional Air Traffic Controllers Organization strike (Tim Frasca reporting from Washington, D.C.); Three new unions created in California: the American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees, the California Correctional Officers Association, and the Psych...
Topics: News recordings -- 1981., Reagan, Ronald, Caldicott, Helen, American Women Making History and...
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Mr. Feinstein interviews actress Billie Dixon, who performed Jean Harlow in Michael McClure's play The Beard. Recorded September 1, 1967 in the green room at the Encore Theater, San Francisco, California. They discuss her and her cohorts' arrests for "lewd conduct in a public place" during her performance in The Beard.
Topics: Dixon, Billie., Actresses., McClure, Michael. Beard, American Women Making History and Culture:...
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Anthropologist Margaret Mead (1901 - 1978) delivers a talk at Diablo Valley College on the pressures of adolescence in America from an anthropological perspective. She addresses some of the problems teenagers face in the current day, the genesis of these problems, and what one can do about them. This recording is different from BC1042.06 though they share the same title.
Topics: Mead, Margaret, 1901-1978, Adolescent psychology., American Women Making History and Culture:...
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Mama and Papa Hansen from the television series "I Remember Mama," Peggy Wood (1892 – 1978) and Judson Laire (1902 – 1979) tell Richard Lamparski about the six years they spent playing the parents of "Nels", "Katrin", and "Dagmar". You'll find out what happened to the other members of the cast and hear the program's theme "The Last Spring" by Edvard Grieg, at the intro. The television show was based on the novel "Mama's bank...
Topics: Laire, Judson., Lamparski, Richard., Radio programs -- 1920-1950., Wood, Peggy, 1892-1978, American...
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German-born political theorist Hannah Arendt (1906 - 1975) delivers a talk about the concepts of freedom and revolution. Venue unknown. Recording starts mid-speech.
Topics: Revolutions., Political science -- United States., Freedom and the revolution / Hannah Arendt.,...
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An experimental radio drama by Laurel Brodsley, for three voices and electronic workshop. This premiere KPFK performance, featuring Michael and Candy of the Provisional Theater and Kevin Sullivan, concerns itself with the developing madness of a child and his experience of his family. The play was directed by Laurel Brodsley with sound engineering and synthesizer system by Phil Mendelson. Produced by Laurel Brodsley and Phil Mendelson.
Topics: Brodsley, Laurel, Radio plays., Radio art, American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982
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Judy Sherman interviews the all-woman rock group Birtha. They discuss their origins as a band and their experiences in both writing and performing music. The members of Birtha are Sherry Hagler (keyboards), Shele Pinizzotto (guitar), Rosemary Butler (bass, vocals) and Olivia "Liver" Favela (drums, vocals). Songs by Birtha heard in the recording are Work on a dream, Too much woman (for a hen pecked man), Judgement day, Fine talking man, Feeling lonely, and Free spirit.
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Topics: Women musicians., Birtha (Musical group), American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982
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Emma Goldman (1869-1940) committed her life to fighting economic and sexist exploitation and was known and still inspires as an anarchist, political agitator, feminist, birth control pioneer, and advocate of sexual freedom. This documentary features interviews with women who marched on picket lines with her, her friend and ACLU founder Roger Baldwin, newspaper articles of her exploits, and portions of her writings. Produced by Marcia Danab and Nina Mencle, WBAI, 1975. Technical production by...
Topics: Feminists, Women's movement -- History., Goldman, Emma, 1869-1940, Women's history, Anarchism and...
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Naomi Nhiwatiwa was a delegate from the U.S. branch of Zimbabwe African National Union (ZANU) to a ZANU women's conference in Mozambique in May 1979. Prosper Takawira is the treasurer of the U.S. section of ZANU. They talked with Anita Frankel in July 1979 about what hey believe is now happening in Zimbabwe (Rhodesia), and they answer the day's headlines about guerrilla kidnappings of clergy. Naomi focuses especially on the role of women in the ZANU organization.
Topics: Frankel, Anita., Nhiwatiwa, Naomi Pasiharigutwi, Takawira, Prosper., Revolutions -- Zimbabwe.,...
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Actuality from the benefit concert that took place on May 25, 1980 at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles. Part 1 includes the opening, Pat Smith, Friends Band, and Alliance for Survival welcome. Part 2 includes Roscoe Lee Browne, Danny Ishio, (Solar) Bruce Mussell, and John Trudell. Part 3 includes Susan St. James, Holly Near, Ron Kovic, and Michio Kaku. Part 4 contains a performance by Crosby, Stills, and Nash. Part 5 includes James Lawson, Peter Herreshoff of the Alliance for Survival, Helen...
Topics: Smith, Pat, Friends Band, Alliance for Survival, Benefit performances., Antinuclear movement,...
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These twelve reels are live raw recordings taken at the West Coast Women's festival in 1980, held in Yosemite CA September 26-28th, 1980. The festival was produced by Robin Tyler and co-produced by Torie Osborn, and two to three thousand women attended. These recordings were a joint project of Pacfica radio stations KPFA and KPFK. This concert was recorded by Linda Mack with Susan Kerniss and Susan Elizabeth. An edited version of the festival can be found here: KZ1038 Part A begins with a...
Topics: West coast women's music festival / produced by Linda Mack., Casselberry and Dupree, Ishatova,...
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Know your body: Pregnancy. This is lecture is part of a course on women's health given at the Women's Medical Center in New York City in spring 1972. In this program on pregnancy, Judy Graham of the Women's Medical Center introduces speakers Joan Haggerty and Carol Gingold. This lecture was recorded May 25, 1972 and broadcast on WBAI October 22, 1972. Produced by Caryl Ratner.
Topics: Women's health services, Women -- Medical care., Pregnancy., Childbirth, Natural childbirth, Breast...
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Richard Lamparski moderates a discussion between two bisexuals, "Jack" and "Judy," who share their experiences and ideas. "Judy" says that through psychoanalysis, she came to the conclusion that she was sexually and emotionally attracted to women as well as men. "Jack" had, until recently, exclusively identified as homosexual. Recorded in Lamparski's apartment and produced by Robert Rosinek, Director of the Gallery of Erotic Art.
Topics: Sex customs, American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982, Bisexuality, Lamparski, Richard.
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Maureen McIlroy reads "The Yellow Wallpaper" by Charlotte Perkins Gilman (1860-1935) as a special reading for Halloween.
Topics: Gilman, Charlotte Perkins, 1860-1935, Short story., American Women Making History and Culture:...
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Michael Korda, author of "Male Chauvinism and How It Works in the Home and Office", talks with Barbara Cady about the mechanics of male dominance in the business world, and some counter-measures available for women. Contains sensitive material.
Topics: Korda, Michael, 1933-, Sex discrimination in employment, American Women Making History and Culture:...
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Grace Paley (1922 - 2007), author of the short story collections Enormous Changes at the Last Minute and Little Disturbances of Man, reads some of her short stories, and is interviewed by WBAI's Lin Rosechild Harris about her career, her life and the short story form. Paley reads the stories: Enormous changes at the last minute; A subject of childhood; The immigrant story; and Lavinia: an old story. Contains sensitive language. Produced by Lindsay Audin and recorded by Bill O'Neill.
Topics: Paley, Grace., Harris, Lin., Radio programs -- Fiction., Women authors, Conversation with Grace...
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